German chancellor Angela Merkel and  US president Donald Trump ahead of  a Nato summit in July. The EU will this week try  to persuade Mr  Trump to abandon  tariffs on EU car-makers.  Photograph: Reuters/Reinhard Krause

European investors pulled cash from mutual funds at the fastest rate in almost five years in June, withdrawing €38.3 billion as fears of a global trad(...)

Brendan Halligan: “The parties that were fashioned a century ago are being consigned by events to the dustbin of history.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is no rationale for the continued existence of political parties of the centre left and centre right in Europe in the face of attacks from their(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

There is no reason Northern Ireland cannot be treated differently from the rest of the UK after Brexit, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simo(...)

Phil Hogan: “I think Trump has tapped into this nationalistic mood quite successfully.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The European Union must respond to US president Donald Trump’s trade policies by “bullying” him back, EU commissioner Phil Hogan has said. It is onl(...)

“He was one of the best editors I ever worked for,” broadcaster Olivia O’Leary has said in defence of MacGill Summer School director Joe Mulholland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

RTÉ broadcaster Olivia O’Leary has defended MacGill Summer School director Joe Mulholland and said he is not a misogynist. Mr Mulholland has apologi(...)

Helen McEntee, Eamon Mallie, Noel Murphy, Leo Varadkar, Katherine Zappone and Declan McGrath pose in front of Murphy’s portrait of all the women members of the Oireachtas.

Straight after Taoiseach’s Questions on Tuesday, Leo Varadkar rushed from the Dáil chamber and down the main staircase for a photocall in front of one(...)

Some of the male participants scheduled to speak at the MacGill Summer School

The theme of this year’s MacGill Summer School is “the future of Ireland in a new Europe. ” Women, you might be forgiven for thinking, will play a sig(...)

UK secretary of state for exiting the European Union David Davis (left) and the European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at the start of a first full round of talks on Britain’s divorce terms from the European Union. Photograph: REUTERS/Yves Herman

“It’s time to get down to work and make this a successful negotiation,” declared UK Brexit secretary David Davis as he arrived at the European Commiss(...)

Joe McHugh: ‘I’d be happy  to meet and talk with any unionists who have any concerns about the Irish language’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish language does not belong to any political party but to those who love it, Gaeltacht minister Joe McHugh has said. Speaking at the MacGill (...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan will miss next week’s meeting of the Policing Authority. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The head of the Policing Authority has said it is “unfortunate” that Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan will miss next week’s meeting of the authori(...)

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